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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Computer Science - Associate of Science Oregon Transfer

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About the Program

The statewide Associate of Science Oregon Transfer degree in Computer Science is designed for students transferring to baccalaureate degree programs in computer science or software engineering. Those completing the ASOT - Computer Science degree are assured junior level standing for registration purposes and will have met the lower division general education requirements of any institution in the Oregon public university system. Students should be aware that if they transfer before completing this degree, courses will be evaluated individually toward the general education requirements of the college of their choice. Students should use the ASOT-Computer Science university-specific degree requirements guide for specific transfer requirements for individual schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. The program learning outcomes for the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer - Computer Science are:

Demonstrate the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.

Ability to develop a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.

Ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined technology problems.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Computer Science Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward course requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 term credits of lower division collegiate courses with a minimum grade of “C-” or better. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time the ASOT-Business is awarded.

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate in two years as you prepare to transfer to a four-year Oregon college or university. Please meet with an advisor for any questions about alternate classes in any given term. When transferring to a four-year Oregon state college or university, one of the following options must be met as a requirement for admission:

  1. Two years of the same high school-level world language
  2. Two terms of college-level world language (may be first-year world language, which can be used as elective credits)

This is for students who have graduated from high school or completed a high school equivalency program in 1997 or after. Additionally, if students intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at a four-year school, they must complete two years of a college level world language regardless of when they graduated from high school or an equivalency program. Completing the first year of the college language sequence in terms 4-6 at RCC sets students up for the second-year sequence when they transfer. Students should inquire with their intended receiving institution for world language requirements.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult with an advisor regularly as you complete your transfer degree.

Total Program Credits: 91-94

Program email address: ComputerScienceInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 2-14


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Term Credits: 14


Term Credits: 17


Term Credits: 17


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Term Credits: 14


Term Credits: 16


Term Credits: 14

Distribution Requirements

Fitness/Health/Physical Education

Minimum one or more courses totaling at least 3 credits.

Humanities 9-12

Choose three courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each and exclude first-year foreign language courses; second-year foreign language is acceptable.

Social Science 12-16

Complete four courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. Courses must be at least 3 credits each. See www.roguecc.edu\cs and a computer science advisor for university-specific transfer requirements.

Science 12-15

Complete three biological and/or physical science laboratory courses from at least two disciplines/prefixes. 2


Complete a sufficient number of college-level (numbered 100 and above) courses to meet the total degree requirement of at least 90 credits. Students should use the ASOT-CS university-specific degree requirements guide to determine elective requirements for the transfer institution. A maximum of 12 career and technical credits may be used toward this degree. Note: WR 115 Introduction to Expository Writing  may be used as elective credit if taken summer term 2000 or after and completed with a letter grade of “C-” or better.

Total Elective Credits: 6-19

1 Students who took writing classes of 3 credits each must have WR121, WR122 or WR227. Students taking classes of 4 credits each must take WR 121Z  and either WR 122Z  or WR 227Z  (A total of 8 credits is required.)

2 Some schools require physics as the laboratory science chosen. It is recommended that students contact the specific school early in the first year of the program or use the ASOT-CS university-specific degree requirements guide to determine any additional science requirements and procedures for admission to a specific school or program.

3 Meets cultural literacy criteria (one course required). 

For more information, contact the Computer Science Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: ComputerScienceInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/computerscience

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